Sunday, August 29, 2010

Jello Shots!

Not exactly baking, but delicious nonetheless! I made these for a party last night and they turned out really good, so I figured I should post the recipe because it's always good to have on hand!

3/4 cup alcohol of your choice
1 3 oz. package of Jello, flavour of your choice
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup cold water

Liquid measuring cup
Microwave safe bowl
Baking sheet
20 small paper shot cups - I usually buy these from the Dollar Store. They work much better than the plastic shot glasses because they allow you to squeeze the Jello out while you're doing the shot.


Evenly arrange the paper shot cups on the baking sheet. Pour 1 cup of water into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 and 1/2 minutes, or until the water comes to a rolling boil. Add the package of Jello to the boiling water and stir for approx. 2 minutes, until all of the gelatin has dissolved. Pour in the 1/4 cup of cold water and stir, then pour in the 3/4 cup of alcohol and stir. Evenly fill the paper shot cups with the Jello mixture. Chill the shots in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours. Don't try to speed things up by putting them in the freezer because the Jello won't set properly. This recipe makes enough for about 20 shots.

I made two different kinds of Jello shots last night. The ones on the left were made with lime Jello and vodka and the ones on the right were made with coconut Malibu and strawberry Jello. The strawberry ones were my favorite!

A pretty foolproof combination is to use a flavoured alcohol and then pair it with the same flavour of Jello - like Strawberry Vodka and Strawberry Jello. Here are some other recipe combinations you could try:

Orange Creamsicle - Vanilla Vodka or Amaretto and Orange Jello
Pina Colada - Coconut Malibu and Pineapple Jello
Porn Star - Blue Curacao and Cherry Jello
Margarita - Tequila and Lime Jello
Lemon Drop - Lemon Vodka and Lemon Jello
Jolly Rancher - Green Apple Sour Puss and Watermelon Jello
Strawberry Daiquiri - White Rum and Strawberry Jello
Peach Pie - Spiced Captain Morgans and Peach Jello
Chocolate Cherry - Black Cherry Vodka and Chocolate Jello (yes chocolate Jello exists)

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